Arsenal are likely to be less active during the January transfer window after the summer recruitment drive according to the club's managing director Vinai Venkatesham.
Arsenal were active during the summer transfer window as they splashed £130m on new signings, including a club-record deal of £72m for forward Nicolas Pepe. And now, ahead of the January transfer, Venkatesham has revealed fans should not expect too much activity in January unless the club is forced to dip into the market.
“We’ve just been through the transfer period in the summer, that’s what we always call the main transfer window,” he told Bloomberg.
“And we were very aggressive in that transfer window, signing a number of new players that we are very excited about - predominately targeting young players that we believe can grow and develop with us over future years.
“When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window. And the January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer - and we’re really pleased with what we did in the summer."
“We’ve been really focused over the summer. We made some defensive reinforcements, signing David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic. We’re looking forward to seeing how those players progress and how they do over the course of the season.”
The Gunners will be hosting Nottingham Forest tonight at the Emirates in the EFL Cup Round 3.
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